Born: February 11 1973 in Laupheim, Germany
Resides: Oroslavje, Croatia
Franjo Ordanić is a man of many interests; in the field of culture, arts and sports. He was the founder of the aikido Club "Hohoemi", himself Master of the 1st Dan. He has taken part in creating a musical "Green Wealth". He has been founding and organizing a number of cultural manifestations in his town. Among others he organizes an annual meeting of the haiku poets in Oroslavje (Haiku at Mogila / Haiku kraj mogile) with a contest in Croatian and the Kajkavian language. One of his many interests is painting. "All inclusive" and "tu doma sem taki" are the names of his haiga exhibitions in co-authorship with Ms. Sandra Šamec, the photographer. He writes haiku for several years. Selected to the European TOP 100 most creative haiku authors in 2019, 2020. and 2021.
Awards and Other Honors:
First place - National Haiku Contest "Bučijada" 2018, The Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, 17th “Pumpkin Festival” 2021 ; Third place - Croatian Haiku Poets Meeting (2019, 2021); Honorable Mentions - National Haiku Contest "Bučijada" (2018, 2020); World Haiku Review (2021), 2nd International Haiku Competition, Pula Film Festival (2021) Croatian Haiku Poets Meeting (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020); Merit Awards - World Haiku Review (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), The R.H. Blyth Award (2019) World Haiku Review; Highly Commended - 3rd Santoka International Haiga Contest Commendations - 8th and 12th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest; Sharpening 6th and 7th The Green Pencil Contests (2017 and 2018).
Kliktaj bradatih orlova / The Scream of the Bearded Eagles (Library of the town of Oroslavje, Oroslavje, 2016)[in tandem with Vladimir Šuk]; Lepet krila / The Flutter of the Wings (Library of the town of Oroslavje, Oroslavje, 2022)[in tandem with Sandra Šamec].
“weak bladder”—The R. H. Blyth Award 2019, World Haiku Review (Zatsuei - haiku of merit); “this winter too”—Cattails, Oct. 2019; “blistering heat”—First Prize. The Haiku Association ‘Three Rivers’, 17th ‘Pumpkin Festival’ 2021; It's moving!”; “under a grape trellis” — World Haiku Review Summer 2021, Shintai Haiku, Honourable Mentions; “The End”—2nd International Haiku Competition, Pula Film Festival 2021, Honourable Mention.